Respiratory System

By, D'Niya Dockery

What are the structures of the Respiratory System?

  • Nose
  • Sinuses
  • Pharynx
  • Epiglottis
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Lungs
  • Pleura
  • Mediastinum
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What is the importance of the Respiratory System as it is related to the immune system?

  • Its alveoli are flushed with new air more than 15,000 times each day.
  • the alveolar walls are so indescribably thin that red blood cells moving single-file through the pulmonary capillaries can make the gaseous “swaps” with the air-filled alveoli within a fraction of a second
  • every cell in the body depends on this system for the oxygen it needs to live
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How do you relate the body's use of nutrients to the Respiratory System?

Major organs of the Respiratory System are the

The job of the nose is to filter, warm, and moisten.

The trachea is the main airway that supplies both lungs.

The lungs are two organs in the chest that create respiration.another major organ used daily for breathing is the nose.

The conducting zone begins with the nares (nostrils) of the nose, which open into the nasopharynx (nasal cavity).